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In brief: Boy, 12, hurt in hunting mishap

Police say a 12-year-old Pullman boy was shot and seriously injured Saturday morning during a hunting trip in southwest Whitman County.

The boy was taken by private vehicle to Whitman Community Hospital in Colfax, then transported to Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. His injury was not life-threatening, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy was hunting with members of his family when he was accidentally struck by a bullet around 8 a.m., police said.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is leading the investigation.

Yakamas won’t follow pot law

YAKIMA – Leaders of Central Washington’s Yakama Nation say they won’t recognize the state’s legalized recreational marijuana law.

Marijuana remains illegal on the 1.2 million-acre reservation, said the tribe’s attorney, George Colby, who added that Washington residents lack the authority to legalize recreational pot use on tribal lands.

“We want to put out public information for those that want to grow, sell and distribute that they are not welcome on Yakama Nation lands,” Colby said last week.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board, the group charged with designing the state’s new regulations, took the tribe’s recommendation and added a rule that requires notifying the tribal government if anyone applies for a permit on tribal land.


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